Explore BrainMass

Find the location of a pole in a rectangle.

Johnny green has a rectangular piece of ground. He places a pole in the gound five feet from the upper right corner. The same pole is nine feet from the lower right corner. It is also thirteen feet from the lower left corner. How far is the pole from the upper left corner?

Solution Preview

Hello and thank you for posting your question to Brainmass!
The solution is attached ...

Solution Summary

The location of a pole is found with the aid of the Pythagorean theorem. The solution is detailed and well presented. Easy-to-follow diagrams are included.